Chippewa (Anishinaabe). <em>War Club</em>, early 19th century. Wood, feather, silk ribbon, pigment, 25 1/2 x 8 x 3/4 in. (64.8 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.67.66_view1.jpg)

War Club

Artist:Chippewa (Anishinaabe)Sac

Medium: Wood, feather, silk ribbon, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 8 x 3/4 in. (64.8 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm)


Accession Number: 50.67.66

Image: CUR.50.67.66_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Club in the shape of a gunstock, thus the sobriquet 'gunstock club'. It may have been used for dance, men’s celebrations, gatherings, and societies. The stock end is decorated with red paint and fire markings. Eagle feathers attached to one end have pinked edges. Ribbons decorate the handle, and green military braid serves as a wrist hold.

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